Editor’s note: My outfit today is a dress from Vince and shoes from Manolo Blahnik.
Happy Wednesday ! Our second one in September.....I noticed that it was dark by 8:30 last night. The days are getting shorter. Because I have always been such a huge Cowboys fan it has been fun reading the paper all week. Always happy reporting after a great win. I hope it keeps up!!!!!!! I have a good feeling about this year!!! I have two new jobs that are starting up.....much planning to do and measuring of existing furniture . Both are already clients of mine who I adore working with—- so both jobs will be fun! One is a larger house and one is downsizing. The downsizing one is going to be a challenge to decide what not to place....her whole house is utterly divine with furniture and accessories. But I am up to the task!!! I am helping to unload boxes at my Arlington job on Friday since many client has the day off and only one organizer lady can come help. I told my client that I am more expensive per hour but I am a tornado when it comes to unloading and placing. I truly think it will help for me to be there to weed out things that I will not be placing and to help her utilize all of her new cabinets that we added. It can be daunting to not know where to put things. I have done so many out of town installations that I have a real system in place. So I will be a whirling dervish on Friday!!!! I have been called “large and in charge” before zooming around in my green Kay Genua Designs apron.....with the pockets complete with my phone and lipstick ( red of course!) Depending on how the day goes... look for more pictures this Friday. I am hoping to get the bookshelves complete.
Today’s article is from 817 Home and is on one of my childhood friend’s home. I was so excited when I opened the page!!!! We have been friends since first grade at Country Day School..... a very long time!!!! The architect who designed the home is married to one of my childhood friends as well. So this article is personal to me. I remember talking to her during the process and all of the decisions they were carefully planning. Their style has always been more transitional but their previous home was traditional and built in the 1940s. This architecture is more in their wheelhouse.....so you could say they built their dream home. Bravo for them!!! Enjoy and have a super “hump day.” Another weekend of football is right around the corner!!!!!!!
The couple love Tudor architecture... so Randy Gideon gave them a more modern twist in the fabulous beams in the great room... that soars 30 feet high. Note the custom limestone fireplace that extends all the way up. So dramatic!!!!!
After searching for a home that fit their needs and coming up empty..... when this corner lot became available they tore down the existing house and started fresh. The corner lot was a challenge... but of course Gideon rose to the occasion. The windows and the light is fabulous. The husband is highly allergic to dust....thus no draperies. Only shades that are electric. The home is very neutral with pops of color in the art and some fabrics.
This grand hallway going down the center of the house is so gorgeous and ideal for entertaining. The home has les rooms that their previous home....but much more space . They love to entertain and this set up is perfection for that!
A great view of the incredible fireplace and the seating. My friend is not much on symmetry .... but her husband ( who is also a childhood friend!) loves it. She conceded that is was needed in this room. The pop of color in the corner with the persimmon chairs is lovely.
I was a jealous wreck when I walked into this kitchen ! Since I love to cook and do it almost every night.....this would be heaven to me!!!!!!
A great moment and wonderful lit storage for crystal in a focal place. Perfect for grabbing a wine glass!!!!!!! The blue Murano pendants are gorgeous.
My friend saw a staircase like this in a magazine and Gideon brought it to life for her. So architecturally defined and lovely. I doubt that anyone sits in the seating area tucked into the staircase.... but it surely creates a fabulous focal point.
Lighting specialist Alyssa Humphries Stewart did an incredible job on the lighting in the house. This circular lit dome is perfection in the entry.
The couple has been in a supper club for a very long time....so the dining room was key to entertaining . The whole room was inspired by the textured wallpaper on the ceiling that my friend found before the project even started. The lighting in the room is highly specialized to be able to change the mood. I am beyond thrilled for my childhood friend to have her dream house. I wonder if she ever dreamed of it when we were playing with our barbies!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Flow Plan” article featured in 817Home Magazine Fall 2019 Issue
By Marilyn Bailey
Photos by Katie Nixon
May we never forget
Last night I had bison burger and steamed green beans.
In honor of today.